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this afternoon. >> local news update in half an hour. hope to see you then. good morning. breaking overnight. definitive proof it was a bomb. russia announces a homemade explosive brought down that passenger plane in egypt. russian president vladimir putin vowing to hunt down anyone who was responsible, and this morning two airport workers are being questioned. taking it to the terrorists. france unleashes another brutal assault on isis, targets in syria for a second straight night and here in u.s. isis warnings for attacks in washington has many leaders on edge. >> i don't want to make everybody nervous, but i feel the same way i felt before 9/11. >> the latest developments and the controversial calls to have america close its borders to syrian refugees. tornado outbreak.
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at least 20 reported across four states. one twister leveling an oil plant in texas while further west in colorado a massive blizzard is blanketing that state. up to 18 inches of snow expected just today. and "today" exclusive, charlie sheen joins us live for a very personal announcement, today, tuesday, november 17th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a very busy tuesday morning. >> nice to have charlie sheen in our studio this morning. he's known to people in this country around the world, i think you can say for good and bad reasons, once the highest paid actor on television and then equally famous for a public meltdown. now it's speculation about his health that's making news. this morning we're going to let him address all the questions that are out there in his own words as he joins us live. >> we have a lot of news to get
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to this morning. top story, once again trump, and we'll start with russia. russian officials confirming overnight that it was in fact a bomb that downed a passenger plane over egypt last month. nbc's tom costello has been on this investigation from day one. tom, what can you tell us. >> reporter: hi, savannah, egyptian sources are now telling nbc news that two suspects are being held and questioned in connection with this investigation. these are people who had access to the airport and presumably the plane. meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin is vowing to take revenge against isis. a little over two weeks since that russian metro jetliner crashed in the desert in russia, russian investigators have determined a homemade bomb containing up to a kilogram of tnt brought down the plane killing all 224 people on board. russian president vladimir putin this morning. >> translator: we won't wipe off tears over our hearts and souls.
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it will stay with us forever, but that will not prevent us from finding and punishing perpetrators. >> reporter: soon after the crash isis claimed it had brought down the plane. within days the u.s. and british government says their intelligence agencies had concluded it was likely a bomb, possibly an inside job. the attack coming just weeks after russia entered the war in syria. while moscow claims it's attacking isis targets, western governments say the targets instead seem to be groups opposed to the syrian regime. now with russia determining it was a bomb and isis likely planted it, vladimir putin is vowing revenge. >> translator: we should not apply any time limits. we should know them all by name. we will search for them everywhere, wherever they are hiding. we will find them in any spot on the planet and punish them. >> reporter: russia is offering $50 million for any information leading to the capture of those who carried out the attack. meanwhile, vladimir putin has told his generals he wants suggestions on how to retaliate and where against isis. savannah? >> all right.
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tom costello in washington, thanks. shortly after labeling that plane crash a terrorist act russia launched new air strikes inside syria. france carried out more air strikes there as well overnight as we learn more about the terrorists behind the deadly attacks on paris. and with isis now vowing an attack on american soil, new security measures are being taken across the country. we have complete coverage, including lester holt's interview with secretary of state john kerry, but let's start at the white house and nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the paris attacks that french president hollande called an act of war president obama conceded were a terrible and sickening setback in the fight against isis, but the president's forcefully dismissing critics who are calling for the u.s. to change or expand its military campaign, insisting that sending in a large number of u.s. ground troops would simply be a mistake. arriving in the philippines overnight, president obama's facing a serious test, how to respond to isis. that new propaganda video from
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the world's most brutal terror group warning the u.s. is next. like we hit france in paris this fighter says, we will strike america at its center in washington. the nation's capital on high alert with members of congress told to remain vigilant. >> i don't want to make everybody nervous, but i feel the same way i felt before 9/11, that something very well could happen here. >> reporter: ramped up security in new york, police there for the first time, deploying a new counter-terrorism unit. >> some what have we have to be also constantly focused on is not only our significant areas such as times square or many of the tourist attractions, our stadiums, our major events but the soft targets. >> reporter: also deploying overseas this carrier group from norfolk en route to the mediterranean previously planned, but its focus now isis. u.s. intelligence officials acknowledge last week's vicious attacks demonstrate isis' advanced capabilities and a battlefield that's expanded beyond its middle east borders.
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>> i would anticipate that this is not the only operation that isil has in the pipeline. >> reporter: counterterrorism officials tell nbc news that isis recently launched a 24-hour help desk manned by a half dozen senior operatives, offering tech support to would-be terrorists on how to encrypt messages. defying growing calls for more action in syria the president is vowing to stick with his strategy. and at times sounding defensive. >> folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan. >> reporter: if parisians are rattled but resilient, many americans are anxious that the u.s. remains an appealing target for terror. >> the scariest thing about stuff like this is what can you do to stop these guys? >> reporter: this military fight against isis has now expanded into a political fight over syrian refugees with at least 26 governors, almost all of them republican, vowing to block any
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syrian refugees from entering their states, and in some cases after a strict security review. it's not entirely clear if the states are even allowed to refuse refugees. president obama is standing by his plan to resettle 10,000 refugees in the u.s. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house, peter, thanks very much. >> let's go to the piece of this in paris of the investigators on the trail of the terrorists behind of the attacks and following new clues. let's go to nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely. bill, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the very latest news is that police have found two hotel rooms outside paris that may have been used by the killers before the massacres. they were booked in the name of a suspected accomplice salah abdeslam who is still on the run. it's now believed police have finished searching the hotel rooms and amid all the drama it's easy to forget about the victims, some of who we can see
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caught on camera just before this whole horror began. poignant photographs taken minutes before the massacre, hundreds of jubilant fans waiting for the band, unaware that gunmen were coming to kill them. gunmen who may have used this car found by police and now being examined. it's not exactly back to normal. how could it be? but they have reopened the roads here around the bataclan theatre where 89 people were murdered. many of those who were inside last friday night are still in hospital in critical condition. this is the man france believes was behind the massacres. this isis propaganda video is said to show abdelhamid abaaoud, once jailed in belgium and now believed to be in syria. he was close to at least two of the attackers. french police carried out another 120 raids overnight on suspected isis supporters. french warplanes launched more attacks on isis positions in raqqah, syria. the french president vowing to
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destroy isis and ordering a french aircraft carrier closer to iraq and syria. secretary of state john kerry meeting him today. isis, their common target. >> they are feeling it today, felt it yesterday and felt it in the past weeks. >> reporter: france's muslim leaders condemn the killings. they honored the dead and sent a message to isis. >> whatever you do, no matter how long it takes, we will beat you. >> reporter: this is a city of high emotion and many tears, still mourning the dead of 19 countries including the u.s. most of them young and murdered in what france calls an act of war. now, in that video of the search of the hotel room you may have noticed some syringes. it really isn't clear what they were used for, if indeed they were connected to the explosives. sometimes liquids can be used as an accelerant. police are still investigating the objects they found in that room, and they are still searching for that man, police
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across europe and intelligence agencies across the world, searching for the wider network behind this. matt? >> a lot of work to be done. >> bill, thank you very much. then there's belgium. it remains a focal point of this investigation. the alleged mastermind of the attacks was born there, and one neighborhood could hold more keys to the investigation. nbc's keir simmons is in brussels. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. overnight the belgians have raised their threat level but there are multiplying questions for the authorities here. belgian judiciary source tells nbc news that they now believe that the main suspect who is still on the loose was picked up in paris by people from here and driven back here the morning after the attacks. belgium police commanders raid houses in a suburb of brussels. elsewhere a suspect is led away. yet perhaps the most wanted man
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in europe, salah abdeslam evaded police again. >> police services thought yesterday that the person was in the building where they were looking for. apparently it wasn't the case. >> reporter: salah fled the paris attacks, yet he and others suspected of the killings have been on the belgian security services radar. guns and explosives used in january's "charlie hebdo" magazine massacre were reportedly acquired in belgium. later that month a ten-man terror cell fought with belgian police. automatic weapons and chemicals to make explosives were found. >> this group was about to commit terrorist attacks in belgium. >> reporter: and in an isis propaganda magazine in february the reported belgian linchpin behind the paris attacks bragged i was able to stay in the homeland, plan operations and leave safely. overnight belgium raised its terrorism threat level, but the
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question this morning if more had been done earlier, could paris have been prevented? the world is asking did belgium let this happen? >> belgium has taken the necessary measures and has raised the level, for example, after "charlie hebdo." >> reporter: but as the days and hours go by, it looks increasingly like that main suspect salah may have escaped, and matt and savannah, get this. a police chief from here before the attacks said in an interview that here they rely on american intelligence to help them monitor internet communications and that they can only put a few suspects under surveillance at any one time. >> keir simmons in brussels where so much of the attention is being focus. keir, thank you very much. >> secretary of state john kerry is now in paris. he's meeting with the french president francois hollande this morning vowing to stand shoulder to shoulder with france.
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secretary kerry also sat down with "nbc nightly news" anchor lester holt who joins us this morning. lester, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. secretary kerry meeting with president hollande, came here to offer his condolences to france and also announcing that president obama will be meeting with president hollande to discuss further actions, further isis strategy, and the secretary and i talked about that strategy in the context of isis' growing strength. mr. secretary, we learned from russia today that it was in fact a bomb that took down the metrojet over egypt a couple weeks ago. isis claimed responsibility. isis apparently behind the paris bombings. these are capabilities that no one apparently knew they had. how could the u.s. and the west's expectations of isis be so wrong? >> well, i disagree that people didn't know they had this capacity. we certainly have known. >> that they could blow up a plane? >> sure.
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they have gained great expertise over a period of time, and they have some people in isis who have been fighting in the terror network for a period of time, so they have access to c-4 and explosives. everybody knows that. they are making ieds every single day. >> you weren't surprised by what happened in paris? >> i was shocked by it, not surprised. i find that we all know, because we are following the threat streams, that any individual who wants to strap a suicide vest around them can walk in to any public event and most places in the world and blow him or herself up and destroy people with them, so that's the nature of terror. that's why terrorists are called terrorists. they spread terror. they sow fear. they are capable of intimidating
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people and, yes, we have known this. we're on the lookout every single day for these plots, and we've intercepted one of them. we had a bomb that didn't go off in times square, if you'll recall a couple years ago. this is within the total capacity and nobody should express shock that terrorists had the ability to kill people somewhere. >> reporter: secretary kerry also reacting to the propaganda video released by isis yesterday that threatened washington. once again he said it's not new. we've heard these sorts of things before and did not have any extra concern based solely on that communication. we also talked about the number of governors in the united states who are refusing or say they will not accept syrian refugees. he says we certainly have the right to ask the questions about the vetting process, but he says as a country he believes we can't turn our back on those who are fleeing tyranny and terror in their homeland. savannah, back to you. >> lots to talk to secretary kerry about and i know you've got more of your interview tonight on "nbc nightly news. let's turn for more perspective with michael hayden, director of the cia under george w. bush and now with the chertoff group, a risk management advisory group. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah.
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>> a lot of people are surprised by the french attacks with the level of coordination, so if i ty indication and planning and the fact that french intelligence apparently had no heads up, and a lot of people in this country are afraid, sir. are we just as vulnerable? are we not able to detect a plot like this? >> we're vulnerable but we're not just as vulnerable. we've got certainly advantages, geography for one. we're more distance. demographics, our demographics are quite different and we've actually get a pretty good history of assimilation which the french and some of our other european allies do not have, but that said the risk here in the united states is not zero, and you can understand why american leaders, the attorney general, director brennan yesterday were quite forceful we've got to be at the top of our game going forward. >> director brennan was pretty blunt saying because of intelligence disclosures, didn't name edward snowden, because disclosures like this and hand wringing on the legal and policy side of things rightly or
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wrongly has made it harder for intelligence officials to track alleged terrorists. >> that's absolutely correct. look, mr. snowden has pushed out legitimate american secrets about how we collect legitimate foreign intelligence. he's pushed that out into the public domain for the last two and a half years. of course it's had an impact on our ability to detect the kinds of things that happened in paris last week. >> general, what do you think about this move by -- a little more than half of the u.s. governors to say we don't want syrian refugees in our states' borders, setting aside whether or not they have the power to make that happen. do you think that's the right call? >> no, i don't think it's a right call. it's an understandable call, savannah, and in fact i'm hopeful that the governors are using that as a tool to put leverage on the federal government that they do this in a very, very careful way. look, if you're asking me what i would recommend if i were still in government, i would say we
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need to do the correct thing in a humanitarian sense, and then our executives at the state or federal level need to poke their fingers into the chest of people like me in saying, now it's your job to make sure nothing bad happens. i think that's the balance that we have to strike. >> before i let you go, as you well know in, some circles there have been calls for an increased ground troop presence, much more massive scale than what we see right now in syria and iraq to battle isis. the president has said that he is not going to do that, and he says his own military advisers are against it. what say you? >> savannah, the historical record is quite clear. his secretary of state, secretary of defense and cia director several years ago proposed a far more robust course of action in terms of arming the syrian opposition. >> what about right now? >> right now, savannah, no one is calling for american maneuvers in the iraqi or syrian desert.
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what they are calling, i think our current effort is underresourced and overregulated, and so i think we could stand more resources there, not maneuverable brigades, more resources, and we need to take some of the limits off of the capacities we now have there. one example, savannah, very quickly. 36 hours ago we destroyed about 100 tanker trucks that the islamic state was using to fuel their treasury. we could have struck those trucks on thursday. the fact that we struck them on sunday suggests the kinds of limits that our forces had been operating under. i expect those limits to be lifted. >> just the beginning of a longer conversation for sure. general michael hayden, always good to get your perspective, appreciate it. >> thanks, savannah. lots of other news happening. weather making news. 20 tornadoes. >> at least 20, possibly up to 40, and we look for a repeat of that possibly again today, and we've got a blizzard going on right now in colorado. this is denver's international airport. over 300 flights cancelled yesterday and more probably canceled today.
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driving conditions dangerous at best. hazardous at the least, and it's going to continue again today into the afternoon. and we've also got tornadoes in kansas. you can take a look at the huge wedge tornado. in pompa, texas, the halliburton plant was destroyed, a big chemical leak going on. a lot going on. get to the maps to show you what's going on. you can see the snow storm going on right now. we've got at least 19 million people under some sort of winter advisory, blizzards for northeastern kansas, colorado, southwestern nebraska. look at snowfall totals. we're talking upwards of 20 inches of snow possible. blizzard warnings until 2:00 p.m. we've also got this line of storms. we put the futurecast into motion. i have not seen this solid a line in a long time, an intense low moving northeastward. flash flood watches for 25 million people. look at this line of strong storms from chicago all the way to new orleans into tomorrow morning. we've got 18.5 million people at risk. wind damage likely and gusts of
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over 75 miles per hour and the rainfall. that's why we have flash flood watches in effect. upwards of 7 inches going from jackson, mississippi, all the way to parts of georgia and the carolinas. that's what's going on. we're going to get a look at your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. what's up with the boom? >> my bad. my shoulder and you're 7-feet tall. >> i'm 7'1". there is icy hot. slamming the monster dunks or doing good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. very chilly in the north bay. 38 degrees but san francisco at 51.
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we are seeing the 40s and 50s across the bay area and expect a high of around 65 degrees today. a lot of sunshine and winds picking up through the day. east bay 65 degrees. trivalley 67. san francisco 64. temperatures continue to warm up as we go through the week and our weather will be staying dry. >> that's your latest weather. a big storm hitting the northwest. we will have that in the next hour. >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, an exclusive interview. charlie sheen is here live to make a revealing personal announcement, but first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc. my name is 127 willow lane.
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out of it. the chp closed two lanes. we start off with a cold but clear day with kari hall. >> it all depends on where you are. livermore and the north bay we are feeling temperatures in the upper 30s but look at oakland and san francisco. 51 degrees. a little milder there and warming up nicely as we go into the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. the winds increasing as we go through the day and there will be spots hitting the upper 60s. let's check in now with mike. >> indeed the b.a.r.t. train has left andent with south towards the scoliseum. that's good news for b.a.r.t. riders. roadways looking pretty good, as well. that fire is over here, west 580 jamming traffic up but making
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things lighter for the dublin interchange and south bay kicking in north bay as you would expect on this tuesday.
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♪ all right. 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it is the 17th day of november, 2015. which makes it leila roker's birthday. >> she's 17 on the 17th. >> happy birthday. many happy returns. nice day outside. a little bit chillier than we've been having and happy to say hi to the folks out there in a few minutes. first a look at the headlines. russia's security service declaring the crash in egypt of the passenger plane is it was a bomb that brought the plane down. also overnight two sharm el sheikh airplane workers are being questioned in connection with that investigation. an outbreak of tornadoes and
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severe weather hammered parts of oklahoma, nebraska and kansas overnight. thankfully no injuries and snow is causing travel problems in colorado. parts that have state could get up to a foot and a half. and protesters took to the streets in minneapolis overnight after the shooting of a black suspect now on life support. at least 50 people were arrested during the demonstrations. the group is demanding investigators release surveillance video of the incident. coming up in a couple of minutes an exclusive live interview with charlie sheen. no stranger to the spotlight. he'll address recent speculation about his health. >> we're going to start this half hour with a reunion coming out of a moment of heroism in the moment of the paris attacks. a lot of people have seen this video and remember this woman hanging from a window. "today's" erica hill is in paris and has the rest of the story. erica, good morning. >> reporter: yes, savannah. nearly three minutes of video is heart wrenching and it shows the activity happening just outside the bataclan theatre over my shoulder in the side street
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there, but as you pointed out in that video is also a really poignant story of survival and ultimately rewarding. i do want to warn you, some of this video may be tough to watch. chaos in the streets outside the bataclan theatre. people pouring from the side door of the concert hall desperate to get away from the horror. the sound of gunfire heard clearly. people seen dragging bodies. a man who appears to have been struck in the leg hobbling away from the scene, and hanging from a second-story window a woman. sir, sir, she says, i'm pregnant. as the woman dangles, slowly inches over to a man above her video pans to the scene below. bodies near the door and the sounds of more gunshots. and as people rush from the scene, the sound of their footsteps echoing through the street. again, the woman pleads for help.
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after nearly two minutes hands reach out to pull her to safety. i held out my hand says 34-year-old sebastian who shared his story with french radio. he said she was going to let go. one can't watch someone die before their very eyes there. had already been too much of that. after saving her. the two were separated. over the weekend this message began making the rounds on twitter. the sender asking for re-tweets to help the woman in the video find the man who saved her life just to say thank you. it didn't take long. a tweet confirming she had found the man and noting, quote, the rest of the story is theirs. now both the woman and sebastian have asked for privacy. they are not doing any more interviews at this time. sebastian did say in that interview he feels really lucky to be alive. we should tell you though many people rallying around it and a lot of people heard of the story
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and they were very emotional, guys and not ready to talk to us on camera about how they felt. >> takes my breath away, that story. >> erica, thank you so much. a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather brought to you by edward jones. a financial services firm. >> next several days we'll be watching pacific moisture, flash flood watches and flood watches as well. a cold front makes its way across washington. rainfall amounts, upwards of 7 to 8 inches. risk of landslides, a big, big problem there, and we're also watching this area down through the southwest, and i should say into the southeast and the gulf coast. enhanced risk of strong storms and tornadoes possible. northern louisiana into central arkansas. that's what's going on around the country. here our weather stays dry with cool mornings and warm
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7:39. we're back with a "today" exclusive. charlie sheen is known to millions for his award-winning body of work on television and in the movies, but this morning he's here to talk about something immensely personal and private. charlie, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how you been? >> good, good, thank you so much. >> it's been my pleasure. we've spoken a lot. >> let me say first and foremost, your producing team have been awesome, yes. >> thank you. >> as of you. >> thank you. we have absolute compassion and it's -- it just means the world, thank you. >> thank you. you know there are a lot of rumors. >> sure. >> out there right now, and you would like to address them head on. >> i have to. >> so i'll give it to you. >> i have to i'm here to admit that i am in fact hiv-positive, and i -- i -- i have to put a
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stop to this -- this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths and very harmful and material stories that are about the -- threatening the health of so many others which couldn't be farther from the truth. >> i want to talk about those in a second. how many people have you told about this? >> i've told enough that i trusted to be in the position in the situation that i'm in today. >> people you thought you could trust at the time? >> absolutely, absolutely, yeah. >> how long have you known about this? when were you diagnosed? >> roughly four years ago, yeah. it -- it -- it started with what i thought based on this series of cluster headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed completely drenched, two, three nights in a row, that i was emergency hospitalized.
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i thought i had a brain tumor. i thought it was over. after a battery of tests and spinal taps and all that crap they walked in the room and said, boom, here's what's going on. it's a hard three letters to absorb, you know. it's -- it's a turning point in one's life. >> four years you have been trying to keep this secret. >> yeah. >> and you have said that you have been the victim of betrayal and extortion. you told me that a lot of people have actually demanded money to stay silent about this. >> that is true, yeah, yeah, and i have -- i have paid those people, not that many, but -- but enough to where it is depleted the future. >> how many people have you paid? >> geez, i don't want to guess wrong, but -- but enough to bring it into the millions, and that's -- that's -- what people forget is that's money they are
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taking from my children, you know. they think it's just me, but i've got five ki and a granddaughter, you know. >> you wrote this in a letter and shared it with me. in and around this perplexing and difficult times i dazedly chose or hired the companionship of unsavory and insipid types, i'm imagining prostitutes. regardless of their saltless reputations i led with condoms and honesty when it came to my condition and then sadly that became a deluge of extortion and it took a center stage if this circus of deceit. were these people that you had had sexual contact with and were claiming that you had transmitted the virus to them, or were these people who simply found out about your status and were threatening to tell the world? >> more of the latter. for some reason i -- i trusted them. they were -- they were deep in my inner circle and i thought
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that they could be helpful, and instead they -- as i wrote, my trust turned to their treason. >> are we talking about lawsuits filed against you, charlie, or are we talking about shakedowns? >> we're talking about shakedowns, shakedowns, yeah. >> is it true that on at least one occasion you had a prostitute come over to your house who after a sexual encounter went into your bathroom and with a cell phone took an image of your anti-retroviral medications. >> that's correct, yes. >> and then threatened to sell that image to the tabloids. >> yes. this is after -- after i had told her that -- thank you for your time. we're not going to see each other anymore. it was after she spent the day, you know, at a health foods store buying me, you know, herbal medications, you know. >> are you still taking -- >> to help me. >> are you still paying some of these people? >> not after today i'm not. >> so you think that by speaking
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this truth you'll get out from under that. >> that's -- that's my goal. it's -- that's not my only goal. we'll talk more about that later, but, no, i -- i think i released myself from this prison today. >> and it's interesting because these people kept coming over to your house. they kept gaining information that they then used in your words to extort you, and yet you continued the behavior. you kept bringing these unsavory types. >> which is my part. >> which is my part. >> to your house. why would you make the same mistake over and over again? >> because i was so depressed by the condition that i was in that i wasn't -- i was doing a lot of drugs and drinking way too much and i was making really bad decisions. that part i own, 100%. >> have you knowingly or even perhaps unknowingly transmitted the hiv virus to someone else since your diagnosis? >> impossible, impossible. >> we're going to talk to your doctor with you in a second.
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>> i look forward to that. >> have you had unprotected sex on any occasion since your diagnosis? >> yes, but the two people that i did that with were under the care of my doctor and they were completely warned ahead of time. >> have you since the time of your diagnosis told every one of your sexual partners before you had a sexual encounter that you were hiv-positive? >> yes, i have. >> no exception. >> no exceptions. >> have you been involved -- if you look at the cdc website and they talk about the transmission of the -- of hiv, they talk about risky behaviors. would it be fair to say that you have been involved in all of those risky behaviors? >> negative. you're talking about needles and that whole mess, no, definitely not. >> do you know how you contracted the virus? >> sitting here today, not entirely, no. no. >> i want to read you something else from the letter you handed me. you said this is after the time of your diagnosis. the personal disbelief, karma,
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slow morning commute for drivers heading a very good tuesday morning coming up on 7:56. it has been a slow morning commute for drivers heading into livermore. where a truck crashed and caught fire. the chp ended up closing two lands of westbound 580. mike will have an update. officers say the truck was filled with clothes, many of which caught fire. that crash is near north flynn road so not directly impacting livermore commuters. corporate commuter buses may get the long-term green light in san francisco. mta directors are voting on whether or not to approve the permanent version of a pilot program. silicon valley companies pay for the right to use bus stops to transport workers to and from san francisco. critics say the buses block traffic and causing housing prices to spike near the shuttle stops. nothing is blocking us from
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warmer temperatures because there are no clouds. >> a lot of sunshine today and it is cool to start out making it into the low 50s in san francisco and oakland expect highs in the mid to upper 60s and with those sunny skies we'll also have gusty winds. keep that in mind as you head out. let's check in now with mike. >> slow drive northbound past the colliseum. we had an issue at 29th. we look at the slower drive and show you the maps towards the bay bridge a typical focus point. 580 towards the richmond bridge will be an issue just off the freeway and an earlier crash causing more slowing. northbound routes as you expect continue to build without major crashes and over here coming out we have one lane blocked. that's the latest update with the fire truck trailer. >> that's going to do it for us.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, homeland on high alert. heightened security across the u.s. following a new threat from isis warning of an attack on washington, d.c. we'll have the latest on efforts to keep americans safe. plus, "today" exclusive. more of matt's one-on-one interview with charlie sheen. >> i'm here to admit that i am in fact hiv-positive. >> as the star and his doctor open up about his treatment and his outlook for the future. and good news for coffee lovers. why reaching for a cup of joe a day or three or four could help lead to a longer life today, tuesday, november 17th, 2015. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today."
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it's been an extraordinary morning, charlie sheen being so open and so transparent about what's been going on with him. >> my phone is on fire. social media obviously, a lot of people reacting to this, and i'll tell charlie this on air in a second but a lot of supportive tweets for him. >> yes. >> this morning about, him coming forward and saying and there are others as well, as always is the case with social media. talk more with charlie and his doctor coming up, but first there are a number of developments to get to this morning tied to the terror attacks on paris. the investigation moving forward as we get a reported look inside the hotel rooms booked by the alleged mastermind. nbc's bill neely is in paris with the latest from there. bill, good morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning, matt. police have found two hotel rooms outside paris that they believe may have been used by the killers just before the massacres. they were booked in the name of the suspected accomplice, a man called salah abdeslam, and while
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searching the rooms police appear to have discovered syringes. not quite clear what they were used for. those searches, we understand, have now finished, but of all this drama it is easy to forget about the victims, some of whom were caught on camera just before this whole horror began. poignant photographs taken minutes before the massacre. hundreds of jubilant fans waiting for the band, unaware that gunman are coming to kill them, gunmen who may have used this car found by police and now being examined. this is the man france believes was behind the massacres. this isis propaganda video is said to show abdelhamid abaaoud, once jailed in belgium, now believed to be in syria. french police carried out another 120 raids overnight on suspected isis supporters. french warplanes launched more attacks on isis positions in raqqah, syria. the french president vowing to
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destroy isis and ordering a french aircraft carrier closer to iraq and syria. secretary of state john kerry meeting him today. isis, their common target. >> they are feeling it today, felt it yesterday and in the past weeks. >> reporter: this is a city of high emotion and many tears, still mourning the dead of 19 countries, including the u.s. most of them young and murdered in what france calls an act of war. and some late news. one of paris' most famous landmarks, the eiffel tower, has been closed again. it only reopened yesterday, a spokesman saying this is related to current events. matt, savannah. >> all right, bill neely. bill, thank you very much. >> ominous. and now to washington ant heightened concerns over the paris attacks and new warnings from isis towards washington. nbc's peter alexander is covering this part of it this morning from the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
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the french president called an act of war has sparked a lot of anxiety among a lot of americans. isis' propaganda video celebrates the paris attacks and warns that america is next. the nation's capital now on high alert. for dianne feinstein telling nbc news she feels the same way now that she did before 9/11 with real fears another attack could happen here, and as military fight against isis is now sort of expanded to a political fight over what to do with syrian refugees. at least 26 governors, almost all of them republican, vowing to block any syrian refugees from entering their states. former head of the nsa and cia michael hayden address that had this morning on "today." >> no, i don't think it's the right call. if you're asking me what i would recommend if i were still in government, i would say we need to do the correct thing in a humanitarian sense, and then our executives at the state or federal level need to poke their finger into the chest of people like me and saying now it's your job to make sure nothing bad
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happens. >> reporter: president obama now traveling in the philippines is standing by his plan to resettle 10,000 refugees here in the u.s. he's defying critics' calls for stronger military force in syria, promising instead to intensify, his words, the strategy already in place. savannah, matt? >> big political and security issues, peter, thank you. natalie is here with a check of the news, russia reacting to another recent terror attack. >> that's right. good morning, everyone. russia vowing to intensify its air campaign against isis after confirming that had a homemade bomb brought down the russian jet last month. president putin vowed to hunt down those responsible for the act terror that killed 224 people and moscow is offering a $50 million reward for information leading to culprit. isis has claimed responsibility for that crash. president obama arrived in the philippines overnight. he's promising more than $250 million new aid to increase
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maritime security in the region. he's attending a trade summit with leaders of 20 other nations. in manila, protesters opposed to the new asia-pacific trade deal clashed with riot police as they tried to march on the u.s. embassy. in health news now, one of the largest coffee studies ever finds that drinking three to five cups a day can lower your risk of early death from causes that include diabetes, parkinson's, heart disease and even suicide, and the results held up for people who drink decaffeinated brew as well. the harvard university study was based on 200,000 doctors and nurses. they provided regular updates on their own health and lifestyle habits for more than two decades. the researchers did sound two notes of caution. coffee does not offset the effects of smoking and the amount of sugar added to coffee can also become a problem. also might want to hold off on the cream as well. >> i don't know about that, natalie. >> drink up, more java for all.
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>> nat, thank you. >> mr. roker. >> i stay off the stuff because i'd go boom. let's show you what we've got. this radar is a perfect example of what's going on right now. you can see the big snow storm over colorado and then as we make our way to the east, you can see the heavier rain and thunderstorms. we've got that activity going on right now through texas on into kansas city. so additional snowfall amounts. we're talking today, denver, colorado, blizzard warnings until 2:00 and snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour and upwards of 20 inches of snow before it's all over, and then you move into the central and southern plains. 20 million people at risk for flood watches, rainfall amounts, anywhere from 2 to 5 inches. could be as much as 8 inches of rain in some areas. that's what's goi good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a chilly start to the day, especially in the north bay. 52 in the east bay and san francisco. look for a high in the mid 60s
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today with a lot of sunshine and breezy winds, especially kicking up as we go into the evening. as we go through the day, we will see the temperatures making it up to 64 degrees in san francisco. the north bay, 66. 66 degrees in the south bay. more of the warmer weather heading into the next several days. >> that's your latest weather. matt. >> thank you very much. now more of our exclusive conversation with charlie sheen. in our last half hour he shared a very personal announcement, that he is hiv-positive. he decided to speak out now in part because, he says, he didn't want to live in fear that someone else would divulge it. charlie is back along with his personal if itition dr. robert hinkdsa, professor of medicine at ucla and we'll warm some of our conversion may contain adult subject matter. before i get to you, doctor. you made this announcement in the last half hour. are you feeling relief? >> more than i thought possible. >> you feel good about it?
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>> very much so. >> doctor, how long have you been working with charlie in. >> known charlie probably five, six years. >> this is an educational moment. we are in 2015 and while no one wants a diagnosis of being hiv-positive, people live long, normal, productive lives while they carry the virus. what is his exact medical condition now, and the we should mention charlie has given you permission to talk about this. >> charlie has contracted the hiv virus. he was immediately put on treatment, strong antiviral drugs, which had suppressed the virus. unfortunately, we don't have a cure yes. it suppressed the virus to the point that he's absolutely healthy from that vantage, and my biggest concern with charlie as a patient is substance abuse and depression from the disease more than what the hiv virus can do in terms of shortening his life because it's not going to. >> let's take those things one at a time. so you're saying to me at moment charlie has an undetectable
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level of the virus in his blood. >> that's absolutely correct. >> there's been some media outlets over the past couple of days that charlie has aids. >> charlie does not have aids. aids is the condition when the hiv virus markedly suppresses the immune system and you're susceptible to rare difficult cancers and charlie has none of those. he is healthy and does not have -- does mott have aids. >> some very important information now. charlie said in our last half hour that it is impossible for him to transmit this virus to someone else. i assume you meant through even unprotected sex? >> i meant through protected sex. >> through protected sex. >> is that accurate? >> individuals who are optimally treated and have undetected viral loads and who responsibly use protection have an incredibly low, incredibly rare to transmit the virus. we can't say that that's zero but it's a very, very low number. >> because in checking with the cdc they say the virus can still
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hide in genital fluids and the level of virus can go up and down between testing. is that fair to say? >> that's fair to say. however, if someone is conscientious, and we have done repeated labs every several months over the last four years, the odds of variations in between drug tests and lab tests would have to also be expected to be very, very low. >> charlie, are you taking the so-called triple cocktail? is that what medication you're on? >> everything. >> how many pills are you taking each day? >> four. >> are you worried -- you talked about his drug abuse and alcohol -- first of all, are you still doing drugs? >> no, i'm not. >> are you still drinking? >> still drink a little bit, yeah. >> are you worried that an impaired state that charlie will simply lapse on taking his medication. it impairs your judgment. can he be trusted, and i'm talking with him right here, can he be trusted to continue to take that medicine on a regular basis if he continues to drink? >> worried is the right wore. we're petrified about charlie
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and so, so anxious that if he was overly depressed, if he was abusing substance, he would forget these pills, and that's an incredible worry and magically somehow in the midst of incredible personal mayhem he's managed to continue to take these medications. >> over the course of four years you've never missed taking your medications. >> i have not, no, never once. >> a lot of people will say you should stop drinking. you stopped doing drugs. >> perhaps freedom of today might lead to that as well. >> doctor, i appreciate your information. charlie, you're going to stick around. >> a little more of this right after this break. >> thank you, matt. >> we're back right after this my opioid pain medication leaves me feeling locked up! millions of people are estimated to suffer from opioid-induced constipation, oic, caused by the opioids they use to manage chronic pain. really? yes. oic is a different type of constipation. opioids block pain signals, but they can also block activity in the bowel.
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about this to face a barrage of lawsuits because you've also been extremely sexually active in that period of time. do you expect a lot of lawsuits to be leveled in your direction. i mean, i would be predicting the future and presuming the worst. i can only imagine based on what i've already experienced, what's already come down the pike, an i've been forced to deal with. i'm sure that's next, sure. >> what about criminal charges in 5 states if you are someone who is hiv-positive and you have sex with someone else without divulging it. you can be charged with a crime. >> this i completely understand and i completely respect that but having divulged it is the reason that i'm in the mess that i'm in with having all the -- all the shakedowns, you know. so -- so, i mean, i -- again, i can't sit here and protect against all of that or completely worry about it. i can only sit here with you and
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tell my truth. >> you talk about all the shakedowns and you've told me it's upwards of $10 million that you have paid out over the last several years. what's your financial situation now. you were once the highest paid actor on television. >> it's not great. my finances are not great. it will be great again if -- i'm a survivor. i -- i've been up. i've been done and i've been poor, unemployed. it's another chapter in my life it's not real -- it's not commerce driven. it's -- it's socially driven. >> you've got several children that range in age from very young to, you know, young adults. >> yes. >> have you told them all. >> not the very young ones, but have you told the ones who are old enough to understand it. >> i told my oldest daughter cassandra the other night and i felt bad. it hit her hard, but she recovered, and she's tough like
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her dad and she said -- she said, wow, i said, sweetie, i'm -- i'm -- i said i'm sorry i didn't tell you sooner, but i -- it didn't seem like you could do anything for me and i didn't want to burden you with all the stress, you know, but she was a rock star about it. >> there have been reports that your ex-wife denise richards knew about this for a while. is that true? >> that is correct, yes. >> what about your other ex-wife, did she know about it? >> she has indeed. >> you talked to her about if. >> yes. >> you were married to her until 2011. >> correct. >> you told me you've known about this diagnosis for four years. >> right. >> that takes us back to the same time period. >> sure. >> when you got your diagnosis did you call her and immediately tell her she should be checked. >> absolutely, yeah. absolutely. >> what do you think, charlie, the headlines will be after this interview? what do you expect them to be? >> i mean, you can never really predict how the media is going
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to roll on something. i would have hope or faith that it would be a lot more forgiving and a lot more supportive than -- than some of the garbage i was reading in the last couple of days. frankly i don't think it can get any worse than that. >> what did you read in the last couple of days and i've read a lot of it in the tabloid media in particular. that stood out most to you and offended you the most. >> that i was intentionally -- i knew hi aids and i was intentionally spreading it, and i just thought, wow, that's -- that's -- damn, that's far from the truth as anything could be. >> but is it fair to say that there are people out there who have claimed that. >> there have been people that you know personally and intimately. >> sure. >> who have claimed that. >> they will have to reveal a whole lot of proof, you know, because it's just not there. doesn't exist. >> over the course of the last four years, charlie, anyone successfully sued you or settled a lawsuit against you related to
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this. >> not for any contamination. not for any transference, but just for threats of revealing my -- my condition. >> let me read you some. reaction that we're now getting on social media. this is just a very quick snapshot. laura tweets you have brought me to tears. i'm profoundly touched by your honesty and that you took the high road against the losers. debby tweets, charlie, for the first time in a long time you can be proud of yourself. >> wow. >> now you're really winning. use your celeb for the greater good. >> that's lovely, thank you. >> someone in south africa. that's how you own your truth. good on you. charlie sheen respect. and jack tweets i've always liked charlie sheen. funny guy. feel sorry for him, but his lifestyle kind of left him open for something like this.
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>> that's not completely inane or a crazy statement. i have to look at both side, but i'm going to -- i'm going to ride this wave of -- of support and, you know, if there was one guy on this planet to contract this that's going to deliver a cure it's me. >> yeah, it's me. >> i mean, seriously, seriously. >> you want to be that guy. you want to be a messenger. are you going to now go out there and make this your cause? is that your intention? >> i'm not going to be the poster man for this. but i will not shun away from responsibilities and opportunities that -- that drive me to help others and -- and, you know, deliver a cure. >> are you going to speak out often about this subject? >> i will -- yes, but i will -- i will pick my spots carefully
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and respectfully. >> let me ask you about working in your career. you had a show cancelled a couple years ago. you are imagine in need of working again and you mentioned to me your financial situation is not that great. how do you think this revelation might impact your status or standing in hollywood? >> as we speak i have the chairman of sony excited about doing a show again. i have a couple of films lined up that i could, you know, put start dates on. there's a lot of people and we've even told people that we can do this and before i go on privately, of course, and they said, well, of course. you know. still the best guy for the job and so it's -- thus far there's been no -- no resistance. >> you said to me a second ago absent the hiv diagnosis that you went through that meltdown for other reasons. >> sure. >> how far along are you in
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relieving yourself of those demons? >> i think very far down the road, yeah. there's a lot about that that i'm not proud of. you know, you can only hear winning in the streets so many times. i pissed off a really good opportunities, but, no, i'm -- as i said, you know, i'm -- i'm approaching a time of more of a philanthropic approach in my life, you know. >> i mentioned you wrote a letter that you shared with me over the last day or so. we're going to take that letter, and the we're going to put it up on our wednesday sglit that would be fabulous. >> so others can see it. charlie, i really appreciate you sharing your story with us and wish you the very best. >> thank you. appreciate it. it's a pleasure. >> thank you. we'll be back after these messages and your local news. i'm ... ==anim== happening
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today... ==topvo== a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. happening today, if preparation is the key, law enforcement agencies are getting an early start on america's biggest game next february. fbi agents are at levi stadium along with officers from other law enforcement agencies. they are conducting a security training exercise involving s.w.a.t. teams, bomb squads, hazmat units and medical personnel. more than 100 are taking part along with helicopters overhead. the exercise is focused on super bowl 50 which is next february at levi's. it cops in the wake of the deadly paris attacks. let's see how the morning commute is looking. it was a rough start. >> it was. that was a great note about possible helicopters over levi
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stadium. by oakland coliseum, a crash blocking one lane northbound. see how traffic lets up north of there. it's jamming up still up to the screen. 580 westbound will see more traffic flow. still very slow on all we have a slower drive for northbound freeways. back to you. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour.
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♪ >> wow. >> it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 17th day of november, 2015. a first look at adele's new song "when we were young." beautiful tune. just part of a great new collection of music from adele. another reason why it's a big day for her around here. >> and a big day for us because we get to go see her and a lot
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of her fans are out here on the plaza. they have come because adele will take the stage at radio city music hall tonight, the first u.s. concert in four years. on monday we gave away 25 pairs of tickets to people out here on our plaza who put out call for her biggest fans to join us for a big surprise today. guess what, we have 35 more tickets to hand out! 35 pairs, i think. >> a lot of happy people out there. >> one, two, three. >> some of these people behind us with the great signs and the hello hats so a lot of these people will be very happy. >> that's right. for those not here on the plaza not lucky enough to get tickets, don't worry. tonight's concert being recorded for a one-hour special "adele, live in new york city," and catch it december 14 right here on nbc. >> she is amazine gamazing, rea >> justin bieber also coming. biggest concert ever, perhaps
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the biggest on our plaza in new york tomorrow. i caught up with justin last night to talk about what he has planned for his fans, for the "today" show and his passion of skateboarding. i got a lesson, quote, unquote. >> see you on the halftype there. >> and you won't. >> did you wear the outfit, too, the hat and the flannel shirt and all that? >> no, but those kids that were with justin, they have mad skating skills so we eel talk to justp and talk about the big concert tomorrow. >> and two big signs that the holiday season is here. the world famous rockettes. they are giving us a preview of their radio city christmas spectacular. boy, they must be freezing. ♪ >> we're going to get our first look at the new floats also that will be featured in this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> all right. al, is it going to warm up for them any time soon? >> let's keep watching that kicking going on. come on. got to see the kicks. >> that will keep them warm. >> that's right. >> give them a chance. >> big finish, yeah. that's what we're talking about.
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let's show you what we've got going on starting with today, we've got enhanced risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. wet and windy in the pacific northwest. sunny but cool here in the northeast. milder in the southeast and then as we move on into tomorrow, that wet weather makes its way here to the east, gulf coast and up into the great lakes, mid-atlantic states and snow in the cascades and also in the northern plains. look for sunshine through the southwest and down into texas. finally drying out there. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still cool but starting to feel a little bit better. this is where we're headed this afternoon, into the low to mid 60s. some spots hitting the upper 60s like half moon bay. in napa, 67. oakland, 66. 68 in pleasanton. the winds will pick up, too, with the gusts close to 30 miles an hour.
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we're back now. who got some tickets? yeah. >> you got tickets. >> we're hoping for. >> who got tickets here? >> oh, this whole group. >> hold on just a s.e.c. there you go. there's one for you. they are all stuck together. >> here's one for you. >> all right. nice adele sign. >> there you go, all right. >> okay. well, we'll be giving out -- our producer will give out more tickets in just a little bit. now let's go back inside. >> or just say we'll say hello from the other side, al. >> yeah. the countdown to thanksgiving well under way this morning. we have a sneak peek at newest floats you'll be seeing in the 19th macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> can't believe thanksgiving is next week. dylan is over in new jersey with john piper, vice president of the macy's parade studio. guys, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. i was waiting for just the right moment to break out my new
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waders and what better place than here at cranberry cooperative by ocean spray, a float complete with cranberry bog, 18-foot turkey and 18-foot goose. it would make the perfect thanksgiving feast if they weren't too busy rolling down the streets of manhattan for the 89th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade, 29 floats in all, 6 brand new floats and here with us john piper vice president of macy's thanksgiving day studios here. you'll give us a sneak peek. >> behind us the build a bear float, sinking adventure, being in a castle with a dragon or rocketing to the moon, we have it all. >> what are some of other floats you're excited about this year? >> with hallmark we're doing the heartwarming holiday countdown with an enormous three-dimensional calendar with surprises popping out of every box, including toy soldiers and candy and tops and a dradle and
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even kids. and that's not all. colonel sanders is joining us with kfc's colonel's road trip to new york starting in carbon, kentucky where he began and driving his white cadillac in every city along new york avenue and what would the holidays be without the great traditions like "a charlie brown christmas". >> of course. >> with snoopy and his prize-winning doghouse aboard our new peanuts float. >> for people who don't know, we're in new jersey and to get to manhattan you have to get through something like the lincoln tunnel. these things are gigantic. how do you pack them into the tunnel. >> well, the great magicians of macy's day parade studios work all year long sculpting enormous goose and turkey and all of the crates and the cranberry bok that you see floating behind you, but all of it will disassemble, fold in, collapse, come down to no more than 12 and a half feet tall and no more
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than eight and a half feet wide. >> just big enough to get through the toll. >> through the toll. >> got to pay that toll. >> right on into new york. >> and it's opened up and always larger than life. love the macy's thanksgiving day parade and if you can't make it to manhattan always watch it right here on nbc, next thursday. can you believe it. >> no, it's already here. can't believe it. dylan, thank you very much and john, thank you very much. imagine pulling into the tunnel realizing you're behind all of those floats going through. >> if he can get the floats through, would i like him to pack my suitcase for the next trip. >> up next. justin bieber shows off one of his other talents ahead of tomorrow's big concert on the plaza, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> back at 8:39. tomorrow our plaza will be packed as justin bieber takes to our concert stage. >> guess what. tamron caught up with the superstar last night and people might take that out of context.
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>> it might. it might. i was kicking it with the beans and thousands of his friends. justin loves his band and he also loves the hobby of skateboarding that he took up a couple of years ago and, yes, justin even got me on the board. >> on instagram, in his music videos. ♪ and even on stage. justin bieber has been ramping up his skateboarding skills for years. how long have you been skating in. >> i've been skating for like four years. >> four, that's good. >> last night justin met up with a group of fans here in new york city. his purpose, to have some fun. >> yeah, jump up there. good job. >> so tell me what this means to be here with these kids and all of them out here. >> it's awesome. they are all really good kids. i don't know, they are good kids. talk to me about "purpose." it's doing great. >> doing really awesome.
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>> what's been the most exciting thing about this album so far. >> just being able to work with such awesome people creatively and just traveling and stuff. >> is it freeing? are you finding your purpose? >> for sure, for sure, yeah. >> are you having fun? >> i am. >> for justin hopping on his board and showing off his moves comes just as naturally as if he were on stage. >> i love skating, not think about my things just get on the skateboard. >> i couldn't join justin without getting in on the action or at least without trying. >> going to put your front foot. >> do you feel more comfortable going this way or this way. >> i feel more comfortable not falling. >> put this one on and put the back one on. >> here i go. >> does that count? oh, nice. >> a fun evening as justin gets ready to take over our plaza.
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are you ready for the "today" show concert in the. >> i am. >> going to be huge. >> the biggest one. >> going to be huge. >> we'll see you at "today" show this week. >> bye, guys. you guys are awesome. >> really clapped for that one little move of six feet. >> i'm a 45-year-old woman, could have broken hips andering with that. you know what, he loves his fans. we drove up, going to hang out with justin bieber. apparently it was on social media. guys, this kid still -- this young man still gets a huge reception from his fans, and he has a message for the "today" show. tomorrow is a celebration. he's all about feeling the vibe, the purpose and enjoying his music, so it's a celebration for justin and "purpose" tomorrow and celebration that i didn't get my hip. >> that song gets your head. >> thank you, shredder, thanks so much. >> don't miss justin's big concert on the plaza tomorrow morning on "today." up next, meals and deals. great uses for inexpensive bread
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>> and the we're pack with "today food" helping you to put together the ultimate thanksgiving with just over a week to go. we're going to stretch your budget with bred. katie worked with the authors of the new cook book dinner solved. katie, good morning. >> good morning. >> bread's got to mean stuffing on thanksgiving and you've got a great recipes. tell us about it. >> it does. bread bread is plentiful around the thanksgiving holiday and when you make stuffing use a bread with a firm crumb, ciabatta, nice italian or sandwich bread and we've got a whole assortment here and we're going to take that bread and
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make stuffing with really simple ingredients. mushrooms, turkey sausage, herbs, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and if you want a vegetarian stuffing you can leave out the turkey sausage and just double up on the mushrooms. >> okay. >> if you wanted to use a different bread, could you do gluten free? >> you could. you know your bread best if you're gluten-free. we can mix and match the different breads for the stuffing and use whatever you have left over. >> okay. >> all you do is start off by cutting the bread into nice one-inch cubes. leave it overnight on a cutting board or baking sheet and threat dry out so it won't make the stuffing soggy. if you don't have time, put it on a baking sheet 325 for 20 minute and it will dry out. >> not that the seas steal, just a little dry. >> exactly, exactly. >> over here in the pan we've got the butter melted and we'll add all these great herbs and the seasonings, and we're using rosemary and thyme but we're using sage, you could use thyme, oregano, whatever you want.
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>> got all this, carrots, celery, all diced. >> exactly. using button mushrooms which are wonderfullly mushrooms, hues shiitake or whatever your budget al luce. >> the peanut gallery is chomping away. so far so good. >> all dressing or stuffing fans. >> you saute these up. the mushrooms are going to release liquid and you want that to happen and want the liquid to evaporate and that's how you'll get your vegetables nicely caramelized and then you'll add in your white wine. >> any kind of white wine, dry white wine, it's really just a background flavor and over here we have a pound of turkey sausage all sauteed up, use spicy, mild or use soy crumbles if that's the way your family rolls and we'll add this to the vegetables we have all sauteed up. >> i could eat a bowl that have turkey, looks good and smells
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good. >> i could stop right here, quite frankly. >> will you grab the bread cubes. >> i shall. >> mixing this all together. >> the just dropping it in. >> making a hot mess here. >> oh, my god, i'm cooking, look at that the. >> we'll add some fresh parsley to this and here we have a couple of cups of chicken broth so add about a cup right now and then you're going to stir it. you want it to be moist, not soggy. >> gotcha. >> and if you have turkey drippings from roasting your turkey, great time to add it in. >> stir it in until you get the consistency of moist, not soggy. >> was that you, matt. >> you're cooking in the same way tamron just skateboarded. >> way to go, shredder. >> exactly. >> it's relative. >> supervising, baby steps. >> give me the last step. >> we would throw into the stuffing a this buttered pan and spray the tin foil with non-stick spray because that's how it won't stick to the stuffing. 20 minutes in the oven and uncover, 20 more minutes and here you go. >> looks amazing.
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>> if you were more classy than i am. >> i like the ramekins. >> bring the stuffing. >> what do you have here? >> we have more bread so tear up this bread and make hopedade bread couples with italian seasoning and garlic powder. put it right into the food processor, garlic powder, italian seasoning, a little salt. just pulse it up as course or are as fine us a like it, your choice and then there it is. >> you can always save and freeze those too. >> great in the freezer. use it to bread pork chops, chicken cutlets, in meatloaf, meat balls. >> give me one second on the croutons. >> bread coupes, garlic salt and olive oil and baked in the often. >> get these recipes in 30 minutes of budget meals at today.com/food and speaking of the holidays, the rock et cetera live or our plaza, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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holiday season now, theettes are officially here to kick off their performance with their beloved favorites from the radio city christmas spectacular, "new york at christmas." ladies, take it away. ♪christmas." ladies, take it away. ♪
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♪ it's christmas time again in nyc ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the radio city rockettes. ladies, thank you very much. where's lindsey? hi, lindsey. that's for you. how are you? >> i'll go on this side. >> good morning. >> the gang's all here. lindsey has been kicking it with the rockettes for 13 years. >> that's true. >> so the show is already under way. what's new? >> we are ready to go. so excited to be here kicking off the christmas spectacular. we are ready for the holiday season. whew. >> that's not fair we make you do this. >> our newest theme for the show is the rag doll theme and it's fun and enchanting, one of my favorites. >> i'll let you catch your
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breath. when matt was high kicking, it was awesome. >> i pulled a hammy. >> how would you describe the show for those who haven't seen it. >> such an experience. truly something that's not to be missed this season. there's something in the show for everyone, for families, for loved ones, and every single time you walk through radio city and the curtain goes up and the rockettes are kicking, a new experience every time. >> really is, goosebumps. >> we're trying to spread kindness around around, #spreadkindness. what are you doing? >> we're doing over 200 shows, six days a week and every single show we have we are giving all of our kindness and holiday season spirit that we can to our audience and fans and we hope that does them well for the holiday season so we definitely spread kindness every day at the christmas spectacular. >> if you do six shows a day i'm not sure you'll catch your breath until february. >> happy holidays. thank you so much. >> lindsey, well done. >> catch the radio city
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christmas spectacular now until january 3rd. >> all right. >> coming up. seth rogan and joseph i'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==topvo== san francisco becomes the latest a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. happening today, san francisco becoming the latest city to look at upping the legal age for buying tobacco. supervisors plan to introduce an ordinance to raise the age from 18 to 21. other bay area cities have earth passed or are considering similar laws. if san francisco eventually passes the ordinance, it would be the second largest city in
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this morning on "today's take" charles soon makes a big announcement about his health in a revealing exclusive interview and then the ultimate deejay spinoff and we'll catch up with set rogen and gordon joseph levitt. all that and more coming up next >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on what's shaping up to be a chilly day here in new york city. it's tuesday, november 17th, 2015. nice crowd outside on our plaza this morning. inside i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. a little while ago charlie sheen
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was here sitting down with matt in an exclusive interview where he revealed he was hiv-positive. to that in a bit, but first the late on the investigation into the terror attacks in paris. nbc's bill neely is there for us. bill, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, willie. a chilly morning here as well, and latest news is that one of paris' most famous landmarks, the eiffel tower, has been closed here. it was only reopened yesterday. authorities will say only that it's closed because of the current situation. also overnight another series of police raids. 106 homes raided. 16 arrests and six guns seized. also today, two hotel rooms were searched by police. it's believed they were rooms used by the killers just before the massacre. they were rented in the name of one of the suspected accomplices salah abdeslam. he's still on the run, and as you can see among the things in that room were syringes.
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not yet clear what they were used for. also still free is the suspected ring leader of this gang, abdelhamid abaaoud. he was filmed in an isis propaganda video. he's belgian, and it is believed he's still in syria. in another video, isis has threatened to widen its attacks and attack america, in particular. it's threatening to attack washington, d.c. now, u.s. authorities are taking that threat seriously because isis has shown an ability to strike way beyond iraq and syria, and russia is now accepting that the russian plane brought down over egypt was, in fact, bombed by isis. they say homemade explosives were used to bring down that plane. russia now and egypt taking that very seriously, and overnight russia joined french in a new series of heavy air strikes on the isis capital of raqqah in
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syria. isis is clearly now a global threat. you are seeing a global response. more air strikes on isis from russia, from the u.s. and from france. back to you, willie. >> bill neely in paris, bill, thank you so much. back here at home in the u.s., at least 26 governors now have said they will not admit any more syrian refugees for the time being. it's not clear that states are even allowed to refuse refugees. the state department has lawyers looking into it. most experts say it's a federal matter. all refugees do go through a vetting process screened by multiple agencies. 2,000 have come from syria since the war began at end of 2011. the obama administration says it wants to allow up to 10,000 into the united states next year. this all matters because one of the terrorists was found with a syrian passport. they believe he passed through greece and may have been part of that wave of refugees. >> all right. meanwhile, i think it's one of the pictures that's emerging in all of this that's really caught
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everybody's eyes and hears this morning. you're seeing the photos of some of the photos in the bataclan theater just moments before that massacre, and you see sadly the joy in their faces in those moments that they were enjoying what they thought was going to be a night out at a great concert, and sadly the horror that unfolded there, and as we see the pictures we're learning more details about one of the incredible survival stories that emerged. i think we were all captivated by that cell phone svideo that e saw on saturday when we first saw the video of a woman hanging from that window trying to get to safety calling out to the people down below to help her and saying sir, sir, i'm pregnant in french. she was hanging there for about two minutes and finally you see hands reaching out and pulling her into safety. that man, as erica hill reported earlier this morning here on today, has been identified as
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sebastian, and he told a french newspaper and radio station as well that he had lost track of the woman after they got back inside. over certainly media over the weekend there was a social campaign to try to help the woman find her mystery survivor -- savior, and a message then began making rounds on twitter requesting re-tweets. eventually social media brought them back together which is the great thing you always hear about these stories. they have reportedly talked to each other. they are asking though for privacy right now, understandably still very emotional given all that they have been through over the last 72 hours or so, but just an incredible story and just good to have one story of survival and hope amidst such terrible tragedy. >> to me that's one of the enduring images of this horror, pregnant woman being forced to hang from a window for her own survival. >> that's an eternity. >> gives you goose bumps.
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>> there was a hand. >> the other big story, we watched it all play out live right here on the "today" show. hollywood star charlie sheen revealed that he is hiv-positive. he talked for the first time publicly about his health to our own matt lauer earlier. here's a bit of what happened. >> i'm here to admit that i am in fact hiv-positive. and i -- i -- i have to put a stop to this -- this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths and very -- very harmful and material stories that -- that are about the -- threatening the health of so many others which is -- which couldn't be farther from the truth. >> and this is so interesting because the last couple of weeks, tabloids have been alluding that there was an a-list hollywood star who was hiv-positive and that there were people threatening to file a
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lawsuit saying that he had exposed them to the virus. charlie sheen now revealing that he is the behind these headlines. he says that he's been extorted some $10 million over the past four years from people that he told, he says, that he was hiv-positive and they used that information against him to get him to pay out. matt also asked charlie about people who had threatened to reveal his condition. here's more of what he said. >> four years you have been trying to keep this secret. >> yeah. >> and you have said that you have been the victim of betrayal and extortion. you told me that a lot of people have actually demanded money to stay silent about this. >> that is true, yeah, yeah, and were -- i have paid those people, not that many, but enough to where it has depleted the future -- >> how many people have you paid? >> geez, i don't want to guess
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wrong but enough to bring it into the millions, and that's -- that's -- what people forget is that that's money they are taking from my children, you know. they think it's just me. but i've got five kids and a granddaughter, you know. >> was this that whole tiger blood winning period in your life? was that a result -- that meltdown we saw a reaction to your diagnosis? >> i -- i wish i could blame it on that. that was more of a 'roid rage, but this was -- this was on -- on the heels of that, let me say, yeah. >> so since his diagnosis charlie sheen told matt he's had sex with two people -- unprotected sex with two people and that both of those people were under the care of his doctor. his doctor was here with him indicating that he's still dealing with substance abuse issues, of drinking at this point. he says that he takes four pills i believe a day, that it's the level of the virus undetectable. he used a very strong word that
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people responded to saying it would be impossible for him to pass along the virus to someone else. his doctor put it the in more scientific terms and explained the risk that others i guess who would come in contact with him. nevertheless, this story, as you can imagine, we always point to social media, but i've been perusing over in the original room, and at least that first glimpse, the reaction has been of great support for charlie sheen saying words like that he's brave and, again, that's a flashpoint reaction from social media. >> so for him to finally be able to just tell his story and to be able to own it. >> sounds like he was forced into it with all of the money. >> yeah. >> yes, he came forward, but it was after all of these leaks and what he says were extortion tactics by people, and he's run out of money. >> matt asked one of the questions i had if you knowingly have sex with someone without telling them you have hiv that's a criminal offense so that could come into play.
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>> it's a lot more including potential lawsuits. >> down the road. >> yeah. >> somebody else who generates a lot of social media, justin bieber, a new album coming out "purpose" and you got to hang out with him. >> justin is in new york. he's going to take over the "today" show tomorrow. some happiness there, and he's in the news for many reasons, but you guys know, i've hung out with him a little bit. he is a sweetheart when it comes to his fans, and he loves his fans, and let me tell you, i felt like i had walked into something with -- how do i explain it. here we go. i walk up, they are like you're going to hang with justin bieber at the skateboard park. we pull up and there's like 50,000 people and the biggest body guards i've ever seen in my life. there's justin spending one-on-one time with the skateboarders and i thought about your sons, okay. they would have a blast at this indoor skate park. justin has been skating for four years, his passion and number one passion is performing and he'll be doing that tomorrow. >> huge concert. >> we didn't show you on the board right there. >> i think we did.
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>> it was -- >> i'm impressed with your leather jacket, can i just point out. >> my jacket, justin actually said i love that jacket, can i have it. i gave my jacket to justin bieber and he said i'm too big for that, too tight on me. >> all right, justin. celebrating his music and really trying to stay focused, his purpose. >> and he'll be here tomorrow. >> hopefully he'll play with us. >> with all the 50,000 people you saw. >> it was incredible. >> all right, al. how about a look at weather. >> let's show you what's going on, and there is a lot in fact going on. we'll start in the west coast, pacific northwest. a lot of moisture coming in, and so we're going to be look at a lot of heavy rain for that area, and in fact that rainfall will really amount to the danger of landslides. we're talking some areas picking up to eight inches of rain in the race kads. we're going to be watching that as well. then you can see we've got this big storm system. snow on the left side of it and rain and thunderstorms ahead of it. look at this. castle rock, colorado. the snow still coming down.
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could be an inch per hour. denver, colorado under blizzard warnings until this afternoon. 16 to 20 inches of snow eastern colorado into southwestern nebraska. we've got tornado watches in effect for eastern texas today. also severe thunderstorm watches as well. as we get into arkansas, heavy rain today and louisiana to missouri. up to 7 inches of rain, and the central appalachians could pick up to 5 inches of rain as well. so a lot going on today. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. unfortunately, our weather stays dry the next few days. expect cool mornings and warmer afternoons. our temperatures are starting to warm up now. we're in the mid 50s under a lot of sunshine, and expect highs to reach into the mid 60s today. san francisco 64 degrees. 66 in the north as well as the south bay. and the east bay up to 65 degrees. 65 also in the peninsula. winds are still breezy and will continue to gust throughout the day.
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levitt are friends that party christmas here and have scored tickets to the christmas eve nutcracker ball. >> i've called the number on these tickets and don't give out address until like ten and that gives us seven hours to hit as many christmas traditions as possible. >> let's do it. >> going to be the best night of our lives. >> so psyched. >> it will be like a new christmas tradition. >> i don't know if we're really replacing this with another tradition. >> that's a joke, that's a joke. that was a joke. i'm totally cool. >> oh, my gosh this. must have been so much fun, joseph, seth, hi, guys. >> hi. >> not even close to your family film. >> it depends on your family. profanity and drug use, but there's a lot of families that are probably cool with this. >> you don't hold your stuff
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that well, seth. kind of days as ter in the movie. >> yeah. my character, it goes a little too hard, i guess you would say, throughout the film. >> in that way it's good for families because it's a cautionary tale. >> very cautionary. >> what could go wrong. >> no one would look at my character and think i want to do that. i think you look at a and say i don't want to do that. >> this is like the anti-christmas classic. this could become a cult classic for the ages, for those who want to do the wrong thing at christmas. >> definitely. >> it was born out of love for christmas movies though. i love christmas movies and we try to reference a lot of them in the movie, you know, and growing up as a young jewish canadian boy, as alienating as christmas was in some ways it was -- christmas movies were always so inclusive and that's what we tried to do was not just to make a movie that makes fun of christmas or anything, but if
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you love christmas, i hope you'll really love the movie. >> but it was film in the summer, right, and you had to wear the sweaters much of the shoot. >> true. >> what was that like. >> also shot a few of the shots in the wintertime and that was way harder. >> shooting all night in the freezing cold. >> don't complain about the cold. >> with a weather man here we'll take you down. >> doesn't control the weather. >> thank you, thank you. >> christmas and hollis. >> i remember some of it, "diehard" one of the best christmas movies ever. >> no, it's not. >> joseph gordon levitt. >> only guys would think. >> have a machine gun, whho, ho ho. that's christmas. >> it's not. and it's only guys who think
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it's a christmas film. >> we have the debate every year. every year we go in. >> ends with a christmas song, "threat snow," i believe. that's a christmas movie. >> i love the number that you do on the fao piano like the little tom hanks thing and then it turns into kanye. >> one of the most common piano riffs of all time. >> yeah. >> we really studied the seed to the point like -- who is the actor, the guy in the scene? >> in "big." >> robert -- robert -- no, loejia. >> did my best robert loejia. >> only one of six scenes that we can actually show on tv. >> six seconds you can show on tv. >> it's really hard to fine clips for. last night they showed a clip
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for a cleaner, fresher, brighter denture every day. . back now with set rogen and joseph gordon-levitt starring in the new movie "the night before" and going in for the fishbowl. >> you have been replaced by a glass bowl. >> yes, yes. >> that's symbolic of who we are. is this for both of us? >> no, just you. >> me. what fictional character would i go to lunch with? asked francis from chicago, illinois. >> that's a your. >> what fictional character would i go to lunch with? that's a very good question. maybe homer simpson. >> that's a good choice. >> doh. >> i'm a fan and i wouldn't feel ashamed for eating a lot. >> uh-oh. >> otto the bus driver. >> that would be fantastic.
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>> i'd hang with him before lunch. >> karen johnson from grand island. what is your favorite thanksgiving tradition with your family? >> i mean, it's kind of obvious, but just eating until we fall asleep, right? >> that's all you do on thanksgiving, right? >> watch the thanksgiving day parade. >> my mom makes a certain kind of cake which is funny because it's called armenian cake but we're not armenian. >> what in it? >> armenians. >> her mom had a cook book that was i guess armenian recipes and her mom is not armenia, the beauty of the united states of america. we make guacamole and armenian cake at my house. >> there you go. >> go back in. >> go back in. >> time for one more each of you. >> stacy roberta in venice, florida, if a broadway play was made about you, what would the title be? >> oh, wow. >> wow. >> just blurt it out. >> man, that's a really tough
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advance to a healthier stronger, cleaner mouth from day 1. great check up. my sister was right. crash slowed the morning commute for good tuesday morning to you. 9:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a fiery truck crash slowed the morning commute for drivers headed into livermore, along the altamont pass. the chp closed two lanes of westbound 580 after a truck filled with clothing caught fire. it happened a little after 6:00 a.m. near north flynn road. the backup did not directly impact livermore commuters. happening today, fbi agents are at levi stadium along with officers from other law enforcement agencies conducting a security training exercise involving swat teams, bomb squads, hazmat units, and medical personnel. more than 100 people are taking part along with helicopters overhead. the exercise is focused on super bowl 50, which takes place next february at levi's. also today, corporate shuttle
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buses may get a long-term green light in san francisco. directors are voting on whether to vote on a permanent version of the pilot program operating since last year. they pay for the right to use bus stops to transport riders to and from the city. critics say it's causing housing prices to spike near those shuttle stops. we'll have weather and traffic after this.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's starting to warm up out there after having some spots drop down into the 30s. now it's in the upper 40s to mid 50s and expect a high around 63. palo alto 66 degrees. france up to 64. and 67 in napa. in fremont, looking at 63 as well as 63 today in san ramon. let's see how traffic is moving. >> we are also looking at fremont. southbound 880. this is your compression point,
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but look at your map. it's actually worse than we often see, but it is tuesday also with the heaviest volume of traffic. the reason why it's worse, though, is there was a crash south 880, took quite some time to clear. now that's gone. and the south bay starts to move a little better now for 101 and 80. and also up 880, recovering from an earlier stall right near the coliseum. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are still on. west 580 coming out of the altamont pass. the rest of your approaches move very nicely. slow out of the altamont because of that truck fire. >> we'll be back with another local news update for you in about half an hour. enjoy your day.
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taking a look at headlines, big news for coffee lovers. new harvard study reveals drinking three to five cups a day can lower your risk of early death from causes that include diabetes, parkinson's, heart disease, even suicide. the results held up for people who drink decaffeinated brew as well. the study was based on 200,000 doctors and nurses. well, you probably heard that breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day. according to a new study it just might be true. researchers from cardiff university say children who eat breakfast before school are twice as likely to score highly in tests and assessments than those who skipped the,ímeal. the study involved 5,00011-year-olds. seniors with an impaired sense of smell may be at risk for memory loss and dementia.
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mayo clinic researchers asked 1,500 elderly adults to identify 12 owed ores like pineapple, banana, gasoline, flowers and soap and people who struggled with that task were more likely to develop cognitive impairment over the next three years than those with higher scores and those with the lowest smell recognition were at the greatest risk for alzheimer's disease. are you jealous of your neighbor's new sports car? perhaps your co-workers's designer purse. we've got good news. the feeling of envy fades away with age. researchers at the university of california at san diego, jealousy more common around young people. 880% of participants around 30 recall feeling envied in the last year but that cropped down to under 70% for people over the age of 50. well, the 2015 word of the year chosen by the oxford dictionary understood in any language it's not a word at all, the face with the tears emoji,
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the laughing i'm crying so hard is the most often used emoji around the word and this is the first time a pictograph and word has been chosen for the honor? that's cute. >> i like it. >> says it all right there in the face. >> now we're officially all idiots. >> geez. >> really. we've got a risk of strong storms making their way through the lower mississippi river valley. could be a lot of tornado activity today. we're going to watch the blizzard conditions back through colorado, windy wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. tomorrow all that rain moves east and looking for more heavy rain as you make your way to the southeast and windy conditions through the western great lakes and on into the eastern great lakes. beautiful weather in the northeast of new england and more snow left over in parts of we're seeing a lot of sunshine and warming
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temperatures. still need a jacket, though, as you head out. we're only at 50 degrees in the north bay. 55 degrees in san francisco. look for highs today in the mid 60s. so a little bit more pleasant. our temperatures will continue to rise as we go into the next few days. by the end of the week, we'll be hitting 70 degrees. unfortunately, there's no rain in that forecast. just keep checking again for updates. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. over here. >> so listen, it's tuesday trend and i wanted you to join in because we're spicing things up in the kitchen, and wherever else you want to honestly. in the kitchen this morning. not only do we add a little kick to our food with spices, apparently there are hidden health benefits and here to show us some unexpected pairings is nutrition expert and "eating in
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color" dr. frances roth. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're involved in food and educating people the power of food, especially children, and you told me about this idea. >> yeah. >> i was blown away by some of the spices and what you can do so i'll let you launch in. >> cold brew coffee. this is tumeric which is an anti-inflammatory so it can really hit fight inflammation in the body. >> okay. >> and usually you'll find it in kurries and savory dishes. >> al, natalie, do you cook with tumeric? >> i add it had to a lot things because the anti-inflammatory properties. >> you're saying add it to our -- >> your cold brew coffee. >> can't taste it that much. >> want to try it. >> willie is standing over here as well. >> thank you. >> and i like to actually blend it up in a smoothy. >> you have some in there. >> yeah. >> but this is kind of the basic way to do it. and what i love, you know, cooking with spices can be intimidating. not all of us cook every day, but you can actually use spices in these sort of daily ways.
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>> that's different. >> and what does it do for us? >> helps to fight inflammation. we all love avocado toast around here. one of our favorite snacks. >> this is sumac and a lot of people don't know what it is. it's a middle eastern spice and used in that spice mix and use it. it has a lemony flavor. >> is it easy to find? >> easy to find now. >> again, what potentially are the health upsides to this? >> it can help to lower blood glucose as well as lower bad cholesterol. >> that's a hard toast. >> maybe it was toasted a few hours ago. >> that's like a brick. >> not super in your face, just a little bit of lemony and also great on hummus and adds a lot of color. >> health benefits and we lose our teeth. >> don't lose our teeth. >> chili. >> cinnamon used more in
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desserts and baked goods but use it in savory dishes like chili. cook it in or add it in on top. >> and cinnamon helps lower blood sugar. >> yes. >> according to some research. >> yes, yes. >> and there is a lot of research behind this one but you need half a tea soon a day at least to get the benefit. >> really? >> your spices in small amounts. >> otherwise they dry out. >> they god bad. >> put the date that you bought it and then you know to toss it after the six months. >> i like that. >> really good. >> that's really good. >> that's my favorite. >> last but not least, this time of the year, something i love. apple cider and how do we kick up the health benefits. >> cayenne pepper this. can help to aid digestion in people who don't, have you know, a bad reaction to spicy pepper, but, you know, again, this is something that's usually used in savory dishes, and to get your cayenne benefit stir it into something that you'll be drinking all the time at this time of the year. >> that's so good. >> that's so good. >> apple cider.
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>> obviously you want to always consult with your doctor. >> absolutely. >> some research out there that indicates this could be beneficial to your health. >> yeah. >> not a cure-all but it's beneficial. >> every little bit helps. >> my favorite spice right now, smoked paprika. >> i love it. >> on fish. >> smoked paprika on whole fish is phenomenal. >> potatoes. >> even on toast. >> the wow. >> up next, if you like "chicago fire" and "chicago pd" get ready for "chicago med" starring oliver platt as a brilliant psychologist. psychologist. and i'm still struggling with my diabetes. i do my best to manage. but it's hard to keep up with it. your body and your diabetes change over time. your treatment plan may too. know your options. once-daily toujeo® is a long-acting insulin from the makers of lantus®. it releases slowly to provide consistent insulin levels for a full 24 hours.
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oliver platt is one of the best and most versatile actors in all of hollywood. been 0 films and a long list of tv shows it is his latest roll is chief of psychiatry on nbc "chicago med," the newest addition to "chicago fire" and
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the "chicago pd" franchise and here is dr. daniel charles to help convince a patient to keep fighting. >> dr. charles, it's okay. i've had a good life. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. what movie is that from? no, no, no. jimmy, look at me. it's me. your corner man. you've got a lot of fight left in you. >> oliver platt, good morning. >> good morning, oliver. >> good morning, fellows. >> this is great. first of all, you know, you're working with ted wolf. >> exactly. >> who is not exactly a slacker when it comes to doing great television. >> right. >> and this role was written for you. that's got to feel pretty good. >> yeah, you know, never -- never hurts when they are, you know, thinking about you from the jump. for me the idea of, you know, we've never really seen a
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psychiatrist in a medical procedure in, terms of actual a "general hospital" show and the idea of, you know, putting that sort of -- a german doctor in the '20s actually conceived the phrase psychiatry, and it actually means the medical treatment of the soul. and the when i figured that out, i was like ooh, that's sort of interesting. how do you -- a soul, the medical treatment. soul and sort of the abstract nature of it in this environment where people are trying to figure things out, you know. like there's no x-ray for anxiety, right? and sort of adding that element into this environment was to me an interesting -- interesting character to explore. >> and this show is the third in let's call them a series of chicago shows and nbc. got "chicago fire" and "chicago pd" and "chicago med" and i didn't realize all three of those may have plot lines intersect. >> very fascinating and simple and brilliant thing that dick is doing that no one ever thought of doing before. producers have spun shows off
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before but never spun them into this sort of living narrative world, in this case of three different groups of first responders, in this great city of chicago. >> what is that like because chicago is one of the great american cities, and -- and in the other two shows chicago is one of the characters really of -- of those shows and does it play a part in "chicago med?" >> absolutely. you know, you're going to see -- well, we absolutely see things have happened in chicago coming through, you know, that door. i mean, for the first -- you'll actually meet a public figure associated with chicago and very early up in our very first episode and then, know, we have a civic emergency and we get chicago up in that hospital pretty quick. >> we mentioned your long list of credits, 50 films, all the tv shows. what's the number one thing you get on the street. what do people call out. what's the movie and the show and what you most identify with? >> there isn't one. there's sort of a rotation. >> it's a good size.
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>> a good sign. >> terrific. >> oliver platte, so looking forward to see you and always looking forward to seeing you. >> thanks. >> "chicago med" premiering tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on nbc. up next, two of music's biggest stars, grammy winners mark dove invited women to a makeover... with a difference. hi ma'am. hi. would you like to have a free makeover? perfect! who doesn't love a good makeover. here you go... it's a shower?! it's a shower! but it's a shower with dove body wash. with its breakthrough formula all it takes is just one shower. for softer, smoother skin. wanna feel? it feels really good! really silky smooth. it's awesome. i love it! dove body wash. softer, smoother skin after just one shower. two words: it heals.e different? how? with heat. unlike creams and rubs that mask the pain, thermacare has patented heat cells that penetrate deep to increase circulation and accelerate healing. let's review: heat, plus relief, plus healing, equals thermacare.
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well. swizz, start with you. spinning since you were 16. >> yes. >> founded your own record label at 23. >> yes. >> a grammy award winner, we know that. >> a harvard business student. >> whoa. >> and recently helped raise $4 million bucks with your wife alicia keyes keep a child alive organization. when are you going to make something out of yourself? >> i'm trying every say. >> doing a pretty good job. >> mark. >> nyu college dropout. >> good start. >> "uptown funk" held the number one spot on the billboard hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks. that tied for the second longest leading billboard. >> thanks, hoda. thanks very much. >> all due to hoda. guys, it feels like deejaying has gone mainstream in a really good way. if you look at charts, if you look at what's popular right now, you two guys, avici, calvin harris. are you proud of the way it's taken off? >> i think so, very much. the deejay has already been in the background and now it's time to step up to the forefront and
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i think all the deejays are getting their just do, especially with the global spin awards happening. i think that this is the beginning of something special. >> mark, i told you i was at the spin awards last year, phenomenal night, but do we say swizz beatz. >> okay, we're friends. >> as swiz zoe pointed out the deejay is in the background and no good party without a good deejay. >> when i started deejaying a club in the new york city, deejays weren't really in the forefront. you might have your turntable set up at the end of the bar and no one could see you and you had to make everybody dance and have a great time and now it's sort of come to the forefront but i kind of like both, to be honest. >> what do you think of some of the celebrity deejays who pop in and then they have their apps on their iphone and they say they are deejaying? >> i think that's okay. i'm not going to hate on everyone. everybody is a deejay until you put a pair of these in front of them and then it's oh, like
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that, the rig or whatever it is, so there's a talent and skill to what we do. >> swizz, might start us off. >> oh, man. >> willie, sing song. ♪ ll cool j ♪ is hot, hot ♪ ♪ ♪ >> nice. >> nice. >> very nice. >> mr. randy johnson. >> sure. i made a little cut for you guys. >> oh, you did. >> has a little more volume.
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>> from nbc news, this is "today" with -- >> needs more volume. ♪ ♪ ♪ savannah guthrie and matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> an uptown special. ♪ >> come on. >> mark randy johnson. ♪ don't believe me just watch >> is this
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>> phenomenal. >> don't forget global spin awards tonight here in new york city. >> yes. >> gentlemen, thank you very much. >> thanks, guys. >> stick aro i'm ... ==anim== happening
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today... ==topvo== san francisco is the latest city to look at increasing the legal age requirement for buying tobacco. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. san francisco is the latest city to look at increasing the legal age requirement for buying tobacco. supervisor scott weiner plans to introduce the plan to raise the age from 18 to 21 in the city.
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other bay area cities including berkley and hillsburg have either passed or are considering similar laws. let's check your weather this morning. after another cool start to the day, temperatures will warm up nicely, looking at mid 60s across the bay area. the winds will calm down as we go through late morning early afternoon, but increase to 25 to 30 miles an hour and a high of 65 degrees can be expected in the east bay as well as the peninsula. and the south bay looking at 66 degrees. let's see how traffic is moving now with mike. >> well, the last five minutes of watching the san mateo bridge, showing you traffic coming to a crawl and now starting to move better. we have no incidents reported on this span. still a slow drive from hayward over to the peninsula, but getting better starting in foster city and rippling back. dunbarton bridge, nothing big as far as that commute goes, but tuesday was a tough one for the last two hours here. we're looking at a smoother
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drive, but 880 still shows that compression. 237 has cleared, though, in milpitas. what hasn't cleared, 580 at north flynn road because of that truck fire. still smoldering in the slow lane. back to you. >> thank you, mike. we'll have another local news update for you in half an hour.
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